The National Roofing Contractors Association states the popularity of residential steel roofing has dramatically increased over the past 10 years which is a definite sign that homeowners and builders have become more aware of steel roofing benefits.
Today metal roofing is vastly different from the old corrugated “tin” roofs you used to see on barns. Steel roofing is a high-tech solution to the need for durable, fire-resistant, lightweight roofing that looks incredible on a house.
Metal roofing is favored for its fire-resistant qualities, longevity, and speed of installation. It is also surprisingly lightweight and great at reflecting heat from the sun; a characteristic that helps homeowners save energy on cooling bills and may even qualify your home for tax credits.
Longevity, speed of installation and fire-resistant qualities are some of the benefits of having residential steel roofing. Surprising lightweight, steel roofing assists homeowners with energy bills as metal roofs reflect heat from the sun and keeps homes cooler in the summer months. As a matter of fact, your home may qualify for a tax credit by having steel roofing.
Exposed Fastener vs Concealed Fastener
Steel Master Roofing offers both exposed fastener and concealed fastener metal roofing systems for residential roofing, commercial, and post-frame applications.
In concealed fastener steel roofing systems such as our standing seam panels, the screws are completely concealed and protected by the steel roof surface. This steel roofing system gives standing seam panels very clean, aesthetically pleasing lines; a favorite among residential roofing. The metal roofing system also exhibits the very best in weather resistance and durability since the steel roof fasteners are not exposed to the outside elements.
As the name implies, exposed fastener metal roofing systems use screw fasteners that are visible on the exterior of the metal roof surface after installation. These exposed fastener steel roofing systems are economical, have been in service for decades, and are extremely popular in a wide variety of metal roofing applications.